Reviews and recent results of studies with medically important fungi. Throughout the volume, outstanding mycologists treat the ecological role of pathogenic fungi, how they cause disease, their interactions with the immune system, and their responses to antifungal agents. Most of the presented results are based on molecular biological approaches: areas where classical and descriptive methods are applied are also included.
1 Molecular Epidemiology of Selected Outbreaks Involving Pathogenic Fungi Alex van Belkum 2 Genetic Diversity Among Clinical and Environmental Isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus Emmanuelle Bart-Delabesse and Jean Paul-Latge 3 Non-cultural Detection of Mycotic Diseases Brian Wong and Samuel Lee 4 Role of Melanin in Pathogenesis of Human Pathogens Gerhard Haase 5 Genetic Requirements for Virulence in Cryptococcus neoformans John R. Perfect 6 Heat-Shock Response in Pathogenic Fungi Beatriz Lucia Gomez, A. Porta, and Bruno Maresca 7 Glycoproteins of Aspergillus sp. Veronica Ahearn and Eliana Barreto-Bergter 8 Effective Methods of Gene Display for Identifying Fungal Antigens Ronald Cihlar 9 Pneumocystis an Old Organism with a New Relationship James Stringer and Peter D. Walzer 10 Complement and Its Role in Fungal Disease Thomas Kozel 11 Soluble Mediators in the Host Response to Histoplasma capsulatum George S. Deepe, Jr. 12 Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: Recent Concepts and Considerations Viswanath P. Kurup 13 Vaccine Development for Coccidioidomycosis D. Mitchell Magee and Rebecca A. Cox 14 Divergent Mechanisms of Candidal Immunity at Different Anatomical Sites Paul L. Fidel, Jr. 15 The gp43 from Paracoccidioides brasiliensis: A Major Diagnostic Antigen and Vaccine Candidate Luiz R. Travassos, Carlos P. Taborda, Leo K. Iwai, Ed cio Cunha-Neto and Rosana Puccia 16 Clinically Promising New Triazoles for Systemic Fungal Infections M.N. Neely, D.J. Sheehan and M.A. Ghannoum 17 Antifungal Drug Resistance: Pumps and Permutations Theodore C. White, JoBeth Harry and Brian G. Oliver 18 Novel Delivery Systems for Antifungal Agents Jill P. Adler-Moore and Richard Proffitt